How to Support Families at Home with Assistive Technology for Young Children Series: Integrating Augmentative and Alternative Communication into Family Routines with Beth Poss
Parent coaching is an essential, evidence-based practice in early intervention services, particularly for those providing home-based services in Birth-3 Infants and Toddlers Programs. This series will highlight strategies for engaging families, creating buy-in with all parties when determining outcomes, and utilizing family routines to drive the integration of assistive technology.
When early intervention providers communicate the value of the parents as their child’s first teacher and when outcomes have been developed around a family’s routines it is easier to integrate assistive technology into a young child’s daily life. This session will examine strategies for supporting the use of augmentative communication systems in a child’s day and beyond the limited time that an early intervention provider is working directly with a young child with a disability.
Participants will be able to
1. Explain 3 ways that using a routines-based model supports parent collaboration with early intervention providers
2. Describe 2 ways to embed assistive technology into family routines
3. Define 3 resources to engage families in using augmentative communication supports with their young child